Penquis

Article Title: Youth Resource Navigator

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Join our Team! Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is currently seeking a Full Time (40 hour/week; benefits eligible) Youth Resource Navigator in the Family Enrichment Department. As the Youth Resource Navigator, you are responsible for the coordination of services for children and youth who have been impacted by the opioid crisis and other substance use disorders, by providing supportive services for young clients and their families. This is a hybrid/remote position mostly working out in the community and schools.

Location: Bangor, Maine

Youth Resource Navigator Responsibilities:

  • Assisting families with applications for mainstream services and assistance.
  • Facilitating or co-facilitating curriculum-based group education to children affected by substance misuse.
  • Network with area providers and community members to stay informed regarding available resources, services, and service gaps.
  • Identify and facilitate pro-social opportunities for affected youth.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and prepare required reports.

Youth Resource Navigator Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health, Social Work, or related field with 2-3 experience years volunteering and/or working with and for young people, specifically in the areas of resiliency building, trauma, or direct social services.
  • Experience working with teens or at-risk youth; and experience with family systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills demonstrated by work within the community which included facilitation and training.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours with reliable, insured transportation.
  • Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Excellent Benefits Package: (benefit eligible)

  • 14 Paid Holidays (Including your Birthday!)
  • Paid Time off-3 Days upon hire
  • Paid training for all required certifications
  • Dental/Health/Vision
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Incentives

The rate of pay for this position starts at $20.95 per hour, and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

In addition to an application, please provide a cover letter and current resume.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package, competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework.  Join our team by applying on line at www.penquis.org or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at employment@penquis.org  to request an application and job description.  

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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